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File 224/225/226 - Correspondence between David Winfield and Dumbarton Oaks

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DcWaDIC MS.BZ.004-01-01-05-224/225/226

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Correspondence between David Winfield and Dumbarton Oaks

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  • October 1962-February 2003 (Creation)

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3 folders

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Winfield, David (1929-2013)

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"He is well known to the Byzantine community for his restoration work, first at Hagia Sophia in Trebizond, and then for Dumbarton Oaks in various campaigns of the 1960s and 1970s in Cyprus. With his wife June he worked with Ernest Hawkins at St John Chrysostomos at Koutsovendis, at the Enkleistra of St Neophytos, and the Panagia Phorbiotissa at Asinou, then as director of the work at the Panagia tou Arakos at Lagoudera and the churches of the Panagia Amasgou and St George in Monagri 1970-1974. He returned to England to a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls, restoration work at Canterbury Cathedral, and then a position as Chief Conservator with the National Trust." -Oxford University Byzantine Society blog, http://oxfordbyzantinesociety.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/the-byzness-113/

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Dumbarton Oaks (1940-Present)

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Robert and Mildred Bliss retired to their Georgetown home, Dumbarton Oaks, in 1933. They began adding to their already extensive collection of artwork and reference books, anticipating the creation of a research institute. In 1940, the Blisses gave their property to Harvard University, creating Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

"Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, DC, administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic Gardens, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its Museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications (such as Dumbarton Oaks Papers and symposium volumes) as well as through the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (published by Harvard University Press). Dumbarton Oaks also makes accessible ever more of its resources freely online." -http://www.doaks.org/about

Among its many other activities, in January of 1963, Dumbarton Oaks and the trustees of Harvard University assumed all fieldwork activities formerly initiated by the Byzantine Institute. The Dumbarton Oaks fieldwork committee directed and sponsored new fieldwork projects in Turkey (Church of St. Polyeuktos), Cyprus (Church of the Panagia Amasgou at Monagri), Syria (Dibsi Faraj), and present-day Macedonia (Bargala).

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Relates to fieldwork projects at Lagoudera and Asinou, Cyprus

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Preferred citation: The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s, MS.BZ.004, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s

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Copyright for Byzantine Institute materials belong to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by other correspondents must be obtained from the copyright holder.

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  • Box: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 01, Box 015